July 31, 2014
In conjunction with Soo Film Festival’s screening of the film, A Difference of Rights, several other events are planned on Friday, August 1.
First, at 5pm director and filmmaker, Bill Blanchard, will be displaying his paintings of people and scenes from the film. The display will be in the Cultural Library in the Sault Tribe Administration Building, across the street from the Soo Theatre.
In all fourteen paintings will be shown. The display will include several paintings that now belong to the Bay Mills Ojibwe History Department who have graciously agreed to lend them for this presentation. The Bay Mills paintings include four portraits of Bay Mills tribal members that appear in the film and one scene from the film of a view from Mission Hill.
At 7:00 p.m., there will be a reception, also in the Cultural Library, in which Sault Tribe Chairperson Aaron Payment will be sharing a taste of Wilcox’s Fish House Whitefish spread, with crackers and vegetables.
At 8:00 p.m. the screening of the film begins at the Soo Theatre, with a Q&A with the filmmaker immediately following.
It is planned that the Cultural Library will also be open on Saturday with the display.
For more information about the film, see the Soo Film Festival website at soofilmfestival.org
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July 31, 2014
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (July 31, 2014)—Some of the filmmakers will be in attendance to talk about their films. Friday night, Bill Blanchard will answer questions about A Difference of Rights. Traverse City’s Rich Brauer will be on hand to discuss all things Dogman Friday and Saturday night. There will also be a Q&A following the shorts presentation Saturday afternoon.
The Soo Film Festival coincides with Sault Ste. Marie’s Sidewalk Sales and Ashmun Street will be closed to traffic from 9am to 6pm. The closest option for parking will be behind the theatre in the lots along Oaka Street and in the parking garage. Use the walkway next to the Avery Center to get to Ashmun Street. Festival goers will also be able to park on Court Street and walk through the Sault Tribe Administration Building to get to Ashmun Street. (See a map showing the closest parking to the Soo Theatre.)
Soo Film Festival tickets and passes may be purchased online at soofilmfestival.org or at the Soo Theatre. For tickets by phone call (906) 632-1930. The Film Festival Guide and the schedule will also be available at the Soo Theatre, or online in full color.
Festival President Taylor Brugman: “We want everyone to come experience all of downtown, not just the Film Festival. Sidewalk sales, the car show, Downtown Days, there is something for everyone. The Soo Film Festival is just one more reason to see what the city has to offer.”
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July 29, 2014
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (July 29, 2014)— The first ever Soo Film Festival’s Saturday programming includes a presentation by The Fraternal Order of Cheese of the online cooking show Solid Dudes Kitchen. Admission is by donation of a non-perishable food item to aid Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank in their effort to collect food for area residents.
The Fraternal Order of Cheese began as a weekly social gathering at Soo Brewing Company and has since grown into an appreciation of food in all forms. The FOC accepts food bank donations every Monday.
Solid Dudes Kitchen is produced in the Metro Detroit area by Derek Swanson and Dave Graw. The show began in 2009 and quickly became known for its outrageous recipes and irreverent humor. Production of a new season is underway now.
Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank exists to ensure good food is available to the hungry in our community. The EUP branch in Sault Ste. Marie serves Chippewa, Luce, and Mackinac Counties and distributes 450,000 pounds of food through 85 agencies.
Festival President Taylor Brugman: “This is a great opportunity to see what can be made in Michigan and to help people in our own community. The Festival would like to see as many people as possible take advantage of it.”
The Fraternal Order of Cheese Presents: Solid Dudes Kitchen will screen Saturday, August 2, at 1:30, in the Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is recommended for mature audiences only.
Tickets may be purchased on the Festival website, soofilmfestival.org, or at the Soo Theatre. For tickets by phone call (906) 632-1930.
July 9, 2014
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (July 9, 2014)—Taylor Brugman and Soo Film Festival, Inc. have announced the lineup for the first ever Soo Film Festival, to be held August 1 and 2 at the historic Soo Theatre in downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. This summer’s festival includes narrative and documentary features, music videos and animation, and short films with a focus on the Great Lakes.
“In this, our first year, we were impressed by the diversity and quality of the submissions and the talent represented. We are excited to have all of the films we are offering as part of our festival,”said festival founder and president Taylor Brugman.
“As an unknown film festival, we had no idea what to expect in terms of submissions. We’re very gratified to have received more films than we have time to show in our two-day schedule. Several of the films were filmed right here in this area and we are delighted to see how many talented filmmakers we have from our very own town,” continued Brugman.
A full list of the movies and a tentative schedule are available on the festival website, soofilmfestival.org. More surprise events and guests will be announced in the next two weeks.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, July 19. At that time, tickets can be purchased online at soofilmfestival.org, or in person at the Soo Theatre office located on 534 Ashmun Street.
“We owe a huge thank-you to the Soo Theatre Project for supporting us in our mission to bring movies back to downtown Sault Ste. Marie,” said Brugman. “We urge everyone who wants to see that happen to come out and support the festival.”